Miss World Japan-2016, Priyanka Yoshikawa, will visit Assam, India to participate in the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum-2017 on November 2 and 3, 2017. She will be addressing this forum to raise awareness about community conservation and social mobility.
The beauty queen with a purpose, Priyanka is a certified elephant trainers who has the Laos National Certification. An elephant lover, the beauty queen from Japan is worried about the people encroaching on wildlife habitats especially the lost habitats of Asian Elephants, she feels that human and animal conflict can be solved by emphasizing on community conservation for living in harmony with nature and to help restore safe habitats for humans and elephants. She hopes to foster eco-elephant tourism between India, Japan and in Asia through her support to the cause.
During her visit to Assam during the first week of November, she will be exploring the wildlife-friendly tea plantations of Assam and meet mahouts and forest gaurds to honour them for their efforts to conserve and protect the Eastern Himalayas elephants and its natural habitats.
Apart from this, as an ambassador for Me for the World charity savings bank box, an innovative concept that encourages children to save for themselves and give back to global communities, she will be visiting schools to interact with children. She will be accompanied by Harry Hakuei Kosato, founder and managing director of La Ditta Limited, promoter of Japanese arts and culture in India for the last ten years through both Sushi and More and The Cool Japan Festival, India’s largest Japan event.
The event is supported by Balipara Foundation and made possible by Ranjit Barthakur, founder trustee of Balipara Foundation, founder of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum and Elephant Country a global brand which synergies community and elephant conservation efforts.